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How much do character, makeup play into prospect status? Who is the Braves' shortstop of the future? Could the Athletics get a better player with the No. 18 overall pick in 2011 than they did at No. 10 in 2010?

Minors | #2010#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

Where would Rice third baseman Anthony Rendon rank on the Top 100 Prospects list? Who are the top draft prospects for 2012? How do top Blue Jays draft picks Deck McGuire, Aaron Sanchez, Noah Syndergaard and Asher Wojciechowski stack up in terms of ceiling?

Minors | #2010#Ask BA

Stadium Puts Rays In A Sticky Situation

Joel Poiley -Premium Content

It's as hot a topic in the Tampa Bay area as the reasons for the Rays inconsistent offense this past season. But while the Rays bats hibernate for the winter after losing to Texas in the divisional playoffs, the debate concerning where they will eventually play rages stronger than any hot stove trade talk.

Minors | #2010#Business Beat

Mitchell Gets Back On Track In AFL

Conor Glassey -Premium Content

Since his first full season was wiped out because of an injury, White Sox outfielder Jared Mitchell is in the Arizona Fall League trying to get things back on track. After the White Sox made Mitchell the 23rd-overall pick in the 2009 draft, he got off to a great start in low Class A, hitting .296/.417/.435 over his first 139 plate appearances. Mitchell was exciting White Sox brass with his play during spring training heading into the 2010 season and there were discussions about jumping him to Double-A out of camp. But the White Sox' plans were derailed when Mitchell tore a tendon in his left ankle on March 12 making a leaping catch against the wall to rob the Angels' Juan Rivera of extra bases.

Minors | #2010#Winter Baseball#Winter Wonders

Engle’s Pitching Pair Is Hard To Top

Jim Callis -Premium Content

Roy Halladay or Felix Hernandez? Felix Hernandez or Roy Halladay? Ultimately, those were the two finalists for Baseball America's Major League Player of the Year. Baseball's most efficient and most durable pitcher versus its most dominant pitcher. And one baseball veteran had a hand in acquiring both of them.

Minors | #2010#Column

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Have three consecutive first-rounders ever delivered quicker than the Giants' Tim Lincecum, Madison Bumgarner and Buster Posey? What does the future hold for Reds lefthander Aroldis Chapman, in terms of his health and his role? Why wasn't Scott Bittle granted free agency in 2008 if Barret Loux was in the same situation this year?

Minors | #2010#Ask BA